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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Curing Your Fear of Flying

What can you do, other than stay home, or at least use only much slower modes of transport to get to your chosen destination?<p>Over the years, I've traveled with hundreds of our guests all over the world, and seen dozens of people petrified at the thought of getting on a plane. There's something …

Travel Brazil: A Real Taste of Rio

Caroline’s New Orleans

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>New Orleans native <b>Caroline Gerdes</b> may have recently moved to Washington, D.C., but she loves her hometown. So much so that she recently spent a year–with the help of a Young Explorers grant from the National Geographic Society–of her life working on an oral history project …

Dreaming of a Trip to Europe in 2014?

Join me and my top travel teachers on Saturday, March 22nd for my spring Travel Festival. This free, all-day, live European travel webcast includes the following six classes. I rarely speak on these destinations, so mark your calendars!<p>9:00 am (PST): Spain and Portugal with Rick Steves<br>• 11:00 am …

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The Top 4 Brunches in White Plains

Great places for Bloody Marys and breakfasts.<p>BY Mackenzie Mennucci<p>Published: 11/23/2013<p>Emma's Ale House - courtesy of Emma's Ale House …

Hot Spots

Find refuge from the cold by dining in these hot seats.<p>By Jeanne Muchnick<p>Published: 12/20/2010<p>Few pleasures compare to a crackling fire in the middle …

The Westchester Bar Bible

Two of our writers embark on a journey to find Westchester’s best bars.<p>By Deanna Cioppa and Scott Simone<p>Published: 12/29/2013<p><b>Full disclosure:</b> Over …

Polka Brothers, CORNucopia, Habitat for Artists + more! 8/30-9/5

<b>Youth Photography Internship Program at ArtsWestchester</b> <b><br>A Photographic Journey with Rick Falco</b><p>This fall, Oct 5 - Dec 14, ArtsWestchester seeks interns …

Americans Have Been Falling Out of Love with Their Cars Since 2004

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The waning of the long American love affair with the automobile seems to have begun nine years ago, …

5 Best West Coast Road Trips

There’s something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While …

Weekender’s Guide to Sonoma

I’m not saying that Sonoma is the new Napa, but it is a big swath of vineyard-covered land to discover in one go. Nearly 400 wineries dot Sonoma’s …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

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Q&A With Zydeco Musician Terrance Simien

Main squeeze: Grammy-winning Zydeco master Terrance Simien heads north for Clearwater.<p>By Carol Caffin<p>Published: 05/17/2013<p>Terrance Simien<p>When you …

He Said, She Said: Tips for Traveling Couples

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>My longtime beau, Andy, and I will be celebrating our ten-year anniversary next week.<p>We spent our first anniversary in Paris. Since then, we’ve taken a pickup truck across Texas, a train across Europe, and a plane to the Middle East. Travel has been the backdrop of our …

Summer Fun in Westchester County: Drink Up

Discover inspiring ways to quench your thirst.<p>By Leslie-Anne Brill<p>Published: 05/20/2013<p>There’s one sure-fire way to refresh yourself in the summer …

Summer 2013 Guide to New York City

<i>We have updated this list for 2014. Read Summer 2014 Guide to New York City</i><p>New York City’s sidewalks, parks, and rooftops are once again lively …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

Peru: a new kind of corporate tax | Financial Times

As Google, Starbucks and Amazon have learned to their detriment, companies that take advantage of legal tax-avoidance schemes such as the “Dutch …